RIP: Penny Marshall

Sep 17, 2014
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Well, a beloved actress and director has passed away:

I certainly remember her from "Laverne and Shirley", and she appeared in other well known TV series. And of course she directed some infamous movies: Big, Awakenings, A League of Their Own, and Renaissance Man".

It has always baffled me why the excellent movie "Awakenings" does not get the recognition it so justly deserves (another one is "Murder In The First", with Keven Bacon, Christian Slater, and Gary Oldman). It would be interesting to hear Robert De Niro's take on his role in that movie. As it is, it must have been challenging for him to play that man who had a "kind of" Parkinson's Disease (Dustin Hoffman had similar challenges playing a man with Autism in "Rain Man").

In any event, RIP Penny Marshall.


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